tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48279 Honduras Stories 2011-06-01T20:23:53.057-06:00 Compassion International News Briefs tag:compassion.com,2014-12-30:5-83828 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-09-30T15:12:42-06:00

In an attempt to combat dengue fever — a sometimes fatal, mosquito-borne infection — Brazilian health officials in April began releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in high-risk areas.

Oasis of Love tag:compassion.com,2010-00-07:5-33761 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-01-07T00:00:00-07:00 Yuri Fortin in Honduras

Olvin, a boy abandoned by his father, became a voice for children in his community when he registered with a Compassion center and was invited by his pastor to help out on a radio station.

Sole Searching tag:compassion.com,2008-00-20:5-33437 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-20T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Yuri Fortin in Honduras
Ramos sees tangible examples of the love of Jesus in his life. He takes pride in what he does as a shoemaker. He's also learned more than leatherwork, he's seen the love of Christ.
Shining Through the Special Olympics tag:compassion.com,2008-00-21:5-32848 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-11-21T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Yuri Fortin in Honduras

Erika started life with developmental delays while her mother struggled with feeding her children or getting help for her daughter. With the asssistance of Compassion, Erika gained the confidence and hope for a brighter future.

A Vision of Compassion tag:compassion.com,2007-00-12:5-32742 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-12-12T00:00:00-07:00 Linda Gomez in Honduras, with Brandy Campbell

For more than 15 years, Pastor Pinto prayed for a way to bridge the gap between his congregation and the poor children he passed on his way to work each morning. Compassion offered the solution.

A Transformed Life tag:compassion.com,2007-00-15:5-33010 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-10-15T00:00:00-06:00 Linda Gomez in Honduras, with Brandy Campbell
As a child, Ana Baquedano believed she would never amount to anything, that poverty is what her future held. But the support and opportunity offered by Joyas del Salvador Student Center transformed her life and made her rich in Christ.
Gratitude in the Midst of Tragedy tag:compassion.com,2007-00-18:5-32722 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-01-18T00:00:00-07:00 Linda Gomez with Brandy Campbell
Vilma Canales did not have a typical childhood. Her mother struggled to provide for three daughters on a small salary as a maid. And her mother depended on Vilma, the eldest daughter, to help care for her younger sisters. Each day as Vilma's mother watched her daughter prepare meals and wash loads of clothes, she prayed for a simpler, better life for her little girl a future that included an education.
Gang Shooting Hits Community's Heart tag:compassion.com,2006-00-10:5-32862 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-02-10T00:00:00-07:00 Linda Gomez, Compassion Honduras Communications Specialist
Even though a gang shooting left 10-year-old Emilio Josue Lopez Martinez paralyzed and his father dead, thanks to a Compassion church partner, children like Emilio are seeing light in the midst of darkness.
God Had a Plan tag:compassion.com,2006-00-26:5-33764 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-01-26T00:00:00-07:00 Linda Gomez, Honduras Communications Specialist
At the Compassion project, far beyond receiving computer training or learning skills of sewing or tutoring, Letsbi and Cecia remember the impression one of the tutors made in their lives.
From Gangs and Gunfire to a Life Renewed tag:compassion.com,2005-00-18:5-32950 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-07-18T00:00:00-06:00 Linda Gomez, Honduras Communications Specialist

Despite losing his left leg in a gang shooting 10 years ago, Efraí®¬ now a Compassion Project Director, could not be happier. The joy and trust the project's children have given him have healed him and given him a purpose in life.

Yunior's Achievement tag:compassion.com,2004-00-30:5-33798 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-12-30T00:00:00-07:00 Linda G. de Melendez, Compassion Honduras Communications Specialist
At the Amor y Esperanza (Love and Hope) Student Center (HO-230) in Tegucigalpa, Marvin Fonseca and his team started a tutoring program a year after the center opened in 2002. Gloria Funez asked for help for her son Yunior. Starting from ground zero, his grades improved and Yunior achieved an overall grade average of 82 percent in spite of having failed the first quarter. Helping children like Yunior is just one of the ways that Amor y Esperanza is serving its community.
Tough Competitor tag:compassion.com,2004-00-10:5-32898 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-08-10T00:00:00-06:00 Linda G. de Melendez, Compassion Honduras Communications Specialist
Compassion staff at El Sembrador (HO-300) helped 10-year-old Jorge Valdez get the medicine needed to control his severe migraines. Today he is a star on the center's soccer team with big plans for the future.
A Future Because of Compassion tag:compassion.com,0011-00-14:5-32719 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 0011-02-14T00:00:00-07:00 Yuri Fortin, Honduras Field Communication Specialist

Vivian grew up watching her mom strive to provide for her and her siblings. Financial hardship plagued the family. Compassion's Leadership Development Program gave Vivian a new opportunity.